Organisation of working time: Implications for productivity and working conditions – Overview Report

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11 August 2013
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11 August 2013
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Abstract

The report examines working time flexible arrangements implemented in five companies of the retail and automotive sector in Hungary and Belgium and the Netherlands using the case study methodology. The main aim of this research was to explore and show whether and under what conditions working time flexible arrangements in companies are implemented and can increase productivity and at the same time preserve or improve quality of work in general and especially with regard to work–life balance. An executive summary is also available - see Related content.

 

  • Full report

    Reference No: 
    EF1250
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    Organisation of working time: Implications for productivity and working conditions – Overview Report

    The report examines working time flexible arrangements implemented in five companies of the retail and automotive sector in Hungary and Belgium and the Netherlands using the case study methodology. The main aim of this research was to explore and show whether and under what conditions working time flexible arrangements in companies are implemented and can increase productivity and at the same time preserve or improve quality of work in general and especially with regard to work–life balance.

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  • Executive summary

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    Reference No: 
    EF12501
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    Organisation of working time: implications for productivity and working conditions - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
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    Working time flexibility is one of the many different forms of flexibility. A key characteristic of working time flexibility is the ability to modify working hours by either the employer or the employee or both. Working time flexibility can be seen from the perspective of the employer or the perspective of the employee. The Europe 2020 initiative recognised that organisation of working time can help workers combine work and other commitments, and employers adjust labour input. Read more in the report - see Related content.
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